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Beloved duo Big Gigantic will once again bring the noise to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, as the group has announced their 5th annual Rowdytown celebration. This year’s performances will take place from September 23-24, and special guests will be announced in the coming days and weeks.Rowdytown is always quite the fun time, as evidenced by the last four years of Big G’s performances on the Rocks. Last year’s performances included RL Grime, Snails, Thomas Jack, Defunk and more, and past editions have featured theNEWDEAL, The Floozies, Savoy and members of The Motet for a live Big G performance.Check out the poster below, and head to Big G’s website for tickets and more details about Rowdytown 5.
*UPDATE* Just a few hours after this post, Rob Wasserman passed away.Bassist Rob Wasserman, the longtime collaborator of Bob Weir, is reportedly in the hospital and facing a “serious struggle.” The news comes to us by way of Weir himself, who posted on Facebook about his friend’s condition.As a few of you may have heard, my great friend and inspiration Rob Wasserman has been hospitalized and is facing a serious struggle. I hope that we can all pause to send him and his family the strength and support to face these difficult days. Rob and family, my thoughts, heart and spirit are with you today.Wasserman has n incredible list of collaborators throughout his musical career, including Lou Reed, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Jackson Browne and more. We wish him all the best.
Though it wasn’t originally on the schedule, Warren Haynes treated fans to an incredible solo set at Mountain Jam earlier this summer. When Gary Clark Jr. had to cancel his performance for personal reasons, it was Haynes who stepped up and delivered a monumental set at the Hunter Mountain event.Thanks to Mountain Jam, we now have some pro-shot footage to share from this great performance. The festival released three professional videos, including covers of U2’s “One” and George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” as well as the traditional “Railroad Boy.” Check out all three videos, streaming below!OneRailroad BoyGive Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Tonight marks the opening of the 10th annual Backwoods Pondfest in Peru, NY, bringing a bounty of talent to the upstate NY location for three nights of glorious music. The first night of the Pondfest is an official pre-party, with a set from Mihali and Frends scheduled for 7:30-9PM tonight!From multiple reports, we have learned that the “Frends” that guitarist Mihali Savoulidis is bringing along actually include Brook Jordan, Zdenek Gubb and Ryan Dempsey – better known as Twiddle. Though the set will be officially billed as Mihali and Frends, Twiddle has grown up with the festival, and sources are telling us that “anything is possible.” With the group traveling together on the road, their inclusion in Mihali’s set only makes sense.The full festival lineup includes Pink Talking Fish, Melvin Seals & JGB, Sophistafunk, The Nth Power and more! Check it all out via the festival’s official website.
After scorching their respective sets at Outside Lands in San Francisco on Sunday, GRiZ and Lettuce kept the heat coming at an intimate, sold-out get down at The Independent.With fans lining the sidewalk of one of the most musically rich areas in the city, the two acts came correct for this late addition to the list of afterparties, capping off an incredible festival weekend for many, or simply an epic Sunday for the rest of the Bay Area faithful.Lettuce delivered a classic performance to help lay the foundation for the night. The funky ways of their older originals like “Lettsanity,” “Madison Square” and “The Last Suppit” unhinged any feet that may have been stuck as the group’s flawless timing and chemistry were on full display.In a more favorable setting than their gig a few hours earlier on the Panhandle Stage at Golden Gate Park, Lettuce got to indulge in their improvisation, jettisoning to spaced-out boundaries that hypnotized the crowd.Nigel Hall even had a chance to ignite the room with his simmering vocals, charging through “Don’t Change for Me” off his 2015 solo project, Ladies & Gentlemen.The anticipation for GRiZ had to overcome an inauspicious start once the soundboard went kaput barely two minutes into his set. He handled like a pro, and calmed the anxious crowd with a saxophone-led “When the Saints Go Marching In” sing-along while the crew reset the system.When the show resumed, the small venue atmosphere became even more electrifying as GRiZ and the gushing crowd finally synced up, matching the beloved producer’s sounds with an ear-to-ear grin and righteous move on the dance floor.GRiZ’s refreshing approach to futuristic funk resonates with every crowd because he lets his influences shine so organically. The vibrations of his saxophone and tension-release beats flow together in perfect harmony as he let the good times roll.It was a party in every sense of the word, and more evidence for the case that few can host them as well as Lettuce and GRiZ.[Photo via The Independent//Instagram]
Now in its fourth year, Tenacious D continues to impress with their annual Festival Supreme event. Set for October 29th at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds in Los Angeles, CA, the festival has announced a great lineup that mixes music, comedy, comedian musicians, and more.The lineup includes Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Mac DeMarco, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Nancy Whang, Eric Andre Live!, Music of Wet Hot Summer and so much more.You can see the full lineup on the poster below, and head here for more details.
Snoop Dogg, a man who needs no introduction, recently released a music video to his remix of BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada’s collaboration, “Lavender.” Everything about the track and the video is political, with the Snoop’s verses directly addressing police shootings and the video being structured around the death of Philando Castile, a black man who was shot and killed in his car by a police officer in front of his girlfriend and four-year-old daughter despite having a gun permit, as well as a parody of the current president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, reimagined as Ronald Klump.The video is dark, but intentionally so, with Snoop telling Billboard, “I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f–king clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.” And the video takes this idea of clowns and runs with it, with many of the actors in the video donning traditional clown makeup throughout.You can check out the video for “Lavender (Nightfall Remix)” below, courtesy of PranksVsPranks.
Cat Power, more formally known as Chan Marshall, has announced a new album and supporting tour—marking her tenth album to date and first release in six years, following 2012’s Sun. The new album, Wanderer, will feature 11 tracks and is due out on October 5th via Domino Records.Produced entirely by Marshall herself, Wander was written between Miami and Los Angeles over the last several years and features some of her “longtime friends and compatriots” including Lana Del Ray.According to Marshall, the new album is about “The course my life has taken in this journey–going from town to town, with my guitar, telling my tale; with reverence to the people who did this generations before me. Folk singers, blues singers, and everything in between.”Cat Power’s newly-announced tour will kick off with a festival experience at Riot Fest in September. With over 30 dates on the calendar, Cat Power will link up with The National for performances in Berkeley, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Columbia, MD; and New York, NY.You can get a glimpse of what’s to come in the video, as well as Wanderer’s tracklisting and tour dates below: Wanderer Tracklist:01. Wanderer02. In Your Face03. You Get04. Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)05. Horizon06. Stay07. Black08. Robbin Hood09. Nothing Really Matters10. Me Voy11. Wanderer / Exit[expanding more-text=”View All Tour Dates”][expanding more-text=”View All Tour Dates”]Cat Power 2018 Tour Dates:09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/25 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre *09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts *09/28 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *09/30 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium *10/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club10/06 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground10/08 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre10/09 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall10/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater10/12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage10/23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse10/25 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon10/26 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique10/28 – Berlin, DE @ Astra10/29 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra10/30 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks11/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzamatazz11/02 – Madrid, ES @ Circo Price11/05 – Bologna, IT @ Estragon11/06 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz11/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox11/18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel11/23 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC11/24 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park11/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren11/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s11/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall11/29 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater12/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre* = w/ the NationalView All Tracks
[Video: Bruce Springsteen]Like many of the song performed throughout his Broadway run, this new live version sounds incredible. Even at the respectable age of 69, Springsteen still successfully channels his younger self and inspires the listener in the process with the lyrics, “Working all day in my dad’s garage/driving all night, chasing some mirage.” Bruce utilizes both his harmonica and acoustic guitar for the solo performance, using those perfectly aged vocal cords of his to inspire his intimate audience. The recording sets the bar for what fans can expect to hear when the soundtrack arrives later next week. Bruce’s performance of “Promised Land” would typically take place six songs into the show each night, finding a home in between “Thunder Road” and “Born in the U.S.A.”.The final performance of Springsteen On Broadway is scheduled for next Saturday, December 15th. The recently announced concert film chronicling one of the shows from Springsteen’s Broadway run will also arrive on Netflix the following day, making for one heck of a weekend for fans of The Boss.It was also recently rumored that Springsteen might be heading back out on tour with the E Street Band in 2019, but sadly that won’t be the case. Springsteen took to Twitter on Tuesday to let fans know he’ll be taking a well-deserved break in the coming year after his long Broadway residency and time spent working on other projects. Fans can be cautiously optimistic that he and his band will be back out on the road in 2020. Until then, fans can click here to pre-order Springsteen On Broadway. Bruce Springsteen has shared a new live recording of “The Promised Land”, which originally appeared on his 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town LP. The new cut of the fan-favorite will appear on his forthcoming soundtrack to his Tony Award-winning theatrical production of “Springsteen On Broadway”, which is scheduled to arrive next Friday, December 14th. The live recording of his 1978 ballad was played during one of Springsteen’s 236 performances at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre, where his one-man show mixing both songs and spoken word has taken run October 2017.Bruce Springsteen – “The Promised Land” (Live) – Official Audio